AV Club's 100 best films of the decade thus far.
1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
Un-Freakin-Believable Hyperactive Beatdowns!
Ball Busting Action!!!
Style over substance rules but who cares when the most brutal jaw-dropping fight scenes are an Eye-Popping, Balls to the Wall, Life or Death Spectacle!
Gratuitous Adrenalin Pumping Acts of Extreme Violence!
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Unrated version of The Raid : Redemption!
How does one even begin to describe this remarkable martial arts film when there is nothing out there that even comes close to what you can expect to find in The Raid!
Its no Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon! There's nothing artsy fartsy about it (Don't get me wrong.. I love artsy fartsy! But sometimes I like my films Straight Up!)
Its no Enter the Dragon 70s camp with an occasional smattering of choreographed fight scenes! The characters in The Raid don't have time to stop and bleed muchless stop and partake in humor! As far as the fight scenes go The Raid has the most realistic fight scenes and unfortunately for the squeamish…
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
Distractingly thin, thin, thin, thin, thin.....
That. Was. Insane.
The Raid is a movie that is all about action. If you need story to enjoy a movie, probably don't check this movie out but wow was the action amazing. Some of the scenes were so intense and the martial arts were so well choreographed. There were a few fights that lasted a little bit too long, specifically one involving the two heroes and a villain (if you've seen this movie you know what I mean) but overall I had a great time with The Raid. I highly recommend it to all action fans.
Ihr wollt Popcornkino vom feinsten? Einfach nur gedresche und nachzudenken? Brutalität ohne Grenzen? Dann seit herzlich eingeladen in die Welt von The Raid.
Selbst beim zweiten Mal ist dieser Film fastzinierend. Deiser einfache Plot und das nur an einem Ort und ohne viel Kontext. Dennoch ein super Film, der Spaß macht beim zuschauen. Einfach Kopf abschalten und genießen. Ein Film der einfach auftauchte und dann zeigt, wie einfach es doch gehen kann. Klare Empfehlung meinerseits.
Some of the most impressive action sequences ever filmed, and some of the most impressively filmed action sequences.
One of those rare action movies that as the rotten tomatoes consensus puts it, "all thrills and no frills." one of the best action movies I've seen ever. And I don't mean overall film sense. The plot is a typical and mediocre and has a few cliches but the action is on point and choreographed to perfection, not to emotion it's almost the entire movie.
Lo malo; esa fotografía gris, que te deja un regusto depresivo.
Lo bueno: Esas luchas coregrafiadas son superlativas.
El guión no es nada del otro jueves, aunque me ha recordado a John Woo cuando estaba en Hong Kong.
Tengo sentimientos encontrados, las escenas de acción me han dejado con la boca abierta, pero la cantidad de satisfacción al acabar el visionado no se merece las cuatro estrellas. Le falta un poco de factor X.
Parabéns aos envolvidos! Um puta filme de ação, o rítmo é ótimo e os embates, além de verossímeis, foram coreografados de forma magistral.
Num bom cearencês: É chibata pra mais de metro!
I feel bad for people who saw this and excused Dredd because of it. The fight choreography was good, everything else was blah.
Perfect. The best action movie ever. Every time I watch this I don't know why I don't watch more.
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